Songs Children Sing

music by Aline Shader

Any Day Now


every cloud has a silver lining

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Musical Form

  • A
  • Interlude
  • A (with rhythmic variation)

Song Details

The simple text is presented in short melodic phrases that are strung together by the piano accompaniment. Particularly beautiful word painting occurs in the triplets of “ribbons of stars in the sky.” When, after a short interlude, the text is repeated, the melody is syncopated, both in the vocal line and in the accompaniment, imparting a carefree feeling that reinforces the song’s message of optimism.

Performance options

equally lovely as a solo or for unison choir

Suggested uses

  • springtime concert
  • memorial for/remembering a loved one

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Any Day Now